One of the largest acceptance support programs in Japan! Graduates and their families evacuated from Afghanistan to Japan
March 15, 2023
From the end of May, Hiroshima University will begin accepting former exchange students who have returned to Afghanistan.
The number of recipients is expected to be 74, including 15 former international students and their families, making it one of the largest programs of its kind in Japan.
Since the change of administration in Afghanistan in August 2021, several former international students who studied at Hiroshima University and now live in Afghanistan have contacted Hiroshima University requesting to be evacuated to Japan. In response to this, Hiroshima University decided to support their evacuation, and after rigorously gathering local information, we were informed that evacuation from Afghanistan had become relatively easy from around March 2022; therefore, we began the procedures for accepting these students.
In accepting former international students, we will form "Team Hiroshima" with the cooperation of the City of Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, JICA Chugoku, Hiroshima International Center, and UNITAR Hiroshima, along with Hiroshima University, to take on the new challenge of introducing these high-level human resources who have studied at our university throughout the region.
As we need a large amount of funds to accommodate the former international students, we plan to conduct a "crowdfunding" campaign from Monday, May 23, to Thursday, June 30, 2022.
The final goal is 10 million yen.
We ask for your understanding and support to ensure that we can better serve our former international students.
Reference: [Hiroshima University] Evacuation Support to Japan from Afghanistan (Flyer).pdf